My Tea Rooms

I have had a few different arrangements of Tea “rooms” or rather Tea spaces since I started learning the art. This post is an attempt to show the evolution of my Tea rooms. I hope you enjoy this trip trough my learning environments. 2001-2003, Nijo in my home-office When I fist started with Tea I…

Ungetsu-an

Saturday I visited a friend to enjoy Tea. He probably has the only Tea-Hut in Norway. In this post I’ll try to convey to you what a wonderful oasis he has created in the middle of town. The tea house is located in the garden of a town house. The entire property is enclosed by…

The Making of Chashitsu, sadoguchi II

I removed the old sadoguchi because it was a bit too flimsy, and got stuck occasionally. Over the weekend I  have installed a new one. The first one was put in place before the wall was added. And therefore could be in one piece. The new one could not be in one piece as it would not fit…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 22 – First Tea

Today I enjoyed a bowl of Usucha in my new Tea-room. It was a nice feeling to be able to use the room after all that effort. It will be even better as soon as the new tatami arrives. All the light for the room comes from two windows lit by spotlights. The windows behind…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 21

 After having moved the window on Friday I started painting the last wall segment on Saturday. After two layers of paint and sand I could mount the sliders for the actual window. However I had done some foolish mistakes in calculating the size, so the window did not fit. I had to disassemble it and make a…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 20

I have had a few days break from carpentry. I needed to do some other things. Earlier I got feedback on the size and placement of my window. So now I have lowered it and mad it larger. The bottom is now at 78cm, just above the height of a nijiriguchi that is 66-78cm. The…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 13-17

I have been painting, painting and painting the last few days. The first walls were easy, as I could remove them from the sliders and just place them on the floor to paint them. The sand looked really nice on these. The walls that could not be removed was more work. There I had to…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 11

Another day working on the Tea-room has come to an end. Today I got the walls up for half the room, the most tricky half I believe/hope. It’s a bit hard to tell from the image that something has changed as the wall plates are almost the same colour as the wall were yesterday. I…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 10

Started early today. I was at the hardware store just minutes after they opened. I needed some new tools to move forward with the project. Got a jigsaw and a sanding machine along with some other small things. Spent half a day and all I really had to show for it was one fusuma railing…